New Article Co-authored by Melanie Arndt Published in Ab Imperio
The most recent issue of Ab Imperio features the article "A Green End to the Red Empire? Ecological Mobilizations in the Soviet Union and Its Successor States, 1950–2000: A Decentralized Approach." This paper was written by PD Dr Melanie Arndt, former postdoctoral and now affiliated researcher of the Graduate School in Regensburg, and Dr Laurent Coumel, Maître de conférences at the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (Inalco) of the Université Sorbonne Paris Cité.
The article is part of a forum presenting the work of six researchers from six different countries – and stemming from the Contemporary environmental history of the Soviet Union and the successor states, 1970-2000. Ecological globalization and regional dynamics (EcoGlobReg) project – to explore Soviet style environmentalism with regional lenses.
In the introduction to the forum "A Green End to the Red Empire," its editors explore the history of ecological mobilizations during the late Soviet period and in post-Soviet states. They focus on defining the phenomenon of Soviet "environmentalism," the intertwining of environmental histories of the Cold War with other national and transnational narratives, as well as on the problem of a recent "regional turn" in Soviet and post-Soviet studies. Localized and at the same time multiscale histories open new perspectives on the past and help identify entanglements of central and peripheral actors. Finally, the authors review the main findings of the four articles published in the forum and put them in perspective to answer the question: What was late Soviet environmentalism?
Melanie Arndt / Laurent Coumel: A Green End to the Red Empire? Ecological Mobilizations in the Soviet Union and Its Successor States, 1950–2000: A Decentralized Approach. In: Ab Imperio, 1/2019, 105-124.
Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/imp.2019.0001.
The Table of Contents for this journal issue can be found here (link to Project MUSE).